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Rose, Mary Annette; Carter, Vinson; Brown, Josh; Shumway, Steven – Journal of Technology Education, 2017
For over a century, teacher preparation programs (TPPs) have experienced peaks and valleys in preparing preservice teachers to deliver technology and engineering (TE) experiences in elementary classrooms. Calls to integrate engineering concepts into elementary education (Katehi, Pearson, & Feder, 2009; Kimmel, Carpinelli, Curr-Alexander, &…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Love, Tyler S.; Wells, John G.; Parkes, Kelly A. – Journal of Technology Education, 2017
A modified Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) (Piburn & Sawada, 2000) instrument was used to separately examine eight technology and engineering (T&E) educators' teaching of science, and T&E content and practices, as called for by the "Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology"…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Instruction, Engineering Education, Scientific Concepts
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Mahoney, Mark P. – Journal of Technology Education, 2015
The Praxis Series, developed by Educational Testing Services (ETS), has been the long standing assessment for teacher licensure. It is comprised of three separate skills examinations: (1) Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) (attempts to measure academic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics; content knowledge of candidates…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Engineering Education, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Flowers, Jim; Rose, Mary Annette – Journal of Technology Education, 2014
Technology and engineering (TE) educators have long championed the infusion of mathematics into technology curriculum, especially to enhance TE learning goals and demonstrate "connections between technology and other fields of study." There is a need for curriculum development and professional development initiatives to purposefully…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, Mathematics Instruction, Integrated Curriculum
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Litowitz, Len S. – Journal of Technology Education, 2014
Technology & engineering teacher preparation programs at colleges and universities in the United States have been in a state of decline since the 1970's. In the fall of 2013 a study was conducted to compare the required curricula of the 24 undergraduate programs that maintain enrollment of 20 students or more in order to determine what a…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Ernst, Jeremy V. – Journal of Technology Education, 2013
It is well documented that experiential field-based learning has positive K-12 student engagement and retention impacts, but do preservice technology and engineering educators experience similar educational benefits? Additionally, do they perceive experiential learning to be valuable in their personal study, and do they plan to extend this…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Student Attitudes
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Merrill, Chris; Custer, Rodney L.; Daugherty, Jenny; Westrick, Martin; Zeng, Yong – Journal of Technology Education, 2008
Through the efforts of National Center for Engineering and Technology Education (NCETE), three core engineering concepts within the realm of engineering design have emerged as crucial areas of need within secondary level technology education. These concepts are constraints, optimization, and predictive analysis (COPA). COPA appears to be at the…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, Concept Teaching, Scientific Concepts